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for state representative steve farley. >> i just want to emphasize it's fine for corporations to be involved in the process. corporations have the right to present their arguments, but they don't have the right to do it secretly. they don't have the right to lobby people and not register as lobbyists. they don't have the right to take people away on trips, convince them of it, send them back here, and then nobody has seen what's gone on and how that legislator had gotten that idea and where is it coming from. >> farley has introduced a bill to force legislators to disclose their alec ties, just as the law already requires them to do with any lobbyist. >> all i'm asking in the alec accountability act is to make sure that all of those expenses are reported as if they are lobbying expenses and all those gifts that legislators received are reported as if they're receiving gifts from lobbyists. so the public can find out and make up their own minds about who is influencing what. >> steve farley's bill has gone nowhere. alec, on the other hand, is still everywhere. still hiding in plain sight. wat
. >> reporter: steve bump has run a fireplace business in the des moines suburbs for 38 years, he knows fall is when people think about snuggling up to a warm fire, and more important for him, when they make buying decisions. >> if i'm selling romance and entertainment with my product, and i am, i don't want that customer to have all these negative thoughts in their mind about this ad that preceded me. >> reporter: bump says superpac- funded political ads are clogging up the airwaves. those campaign ads push his commercials off primetime and all his ads now cost 25% more. >> i'm probably seeing no less than 30 to 50 negative ads between 6:00 and... and 10:00, and that's watching the same channel. >> reporter: at oktoberfest in amana, iowa, tina wing has already heard too much from both sides. the campaigns also must contend with a sense of election fatigue from voters. >> i think i get calls every single day from every state across the nation. i feel like there is a voting booth for a reason, that its my business and nobody else's. >> reporter: but it won't keep the campaigns from trying to
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